Wildlife Utilization Survey In Selected Areas Of Sarawak

Kirupaliny Susiee, Bhaskaran and Jayasilan, Mohd. Azlan (2012) Wildlife Utilization Survey In Selected Areas Of Sarawak. 4th Regional Conference on Natural Resources in the Tropics, 2012 (NTrop4). ISSN ISBN : 978-967-5418-273

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Abstract

A survey on wildlife utilization and regulation in Sarawak was carried out from November 2011 to April 2012. Interview and market survey was made at selected areas of South and Central region of Sarawak while secondary information from Forest Department Sarawak was gathered. A minimum of twelve species was recorded with some species receiving protection from Sarawak Wild Life Protection Ordinance 1998. The pangolin (Manis javanica) is listed in the IUCN 2012 Endangered category. Bearded pig (Sus barbatus) is the most frequently utilized wildlife and sold as preserved meat during the survey. Increased resources to the enforcing agencies with evenly distributed enforcement staff according to regional areas may help mitigate this matter. This is a complex issue that needs careful attention. Additionally there is an urgent need to revise the existing legislation. Strong socio-political advocacy is desperately needed which will assist this process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conservation category, regulation, wildlife utilization, Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 06:26
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 06:26
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16169

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